Project Staff

Candace Ruby, M.A. Public History ’16

Project Alumni

This online exhibit was created in 2008 as a project of the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department, following Senator Kennedy’s visit to the University on March 17, 2008. The exhibit provides a brief overview of Senator Kennedy’s long relationship with Northeastern University and advocacy for student financial aid on behalf of all college students. The exhibit highlights his numerous visits to the University since 1985 to speak out against presidential and congressional proposals to cut student financial aid and to encourage students to actively protest any threats to their educational financing.

This version builds upon the design, text, and archival materials presented in the original. Contributors for the original exhibit included:

  • Conception, design, project management, writing, and image and document selection: Marisa Hudspeth, Assistant Archivist
  • Website construction: Marisa Hudspeth, Assistant Archivist; Cynthia Rufo, Project Archivist and Archives Assistant; and Rebecca Parmer, Archives and Digitization Assistant
  • Editing: Joan D. Krizack, University Archivist and Head, Special Collections Department
  • Scanning: Hanna Clutterbuck, Archives and Digitization Assistant; and Eliana Wachs Cashman, Northeastern University Co-op student

Credit and Copyright:

Citing this project

Senator Kennedy and Student Aid at NU. Online exhibit. Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Boston, Massachusetts.

Copyright and licensing

Northeastern University holds the copyright for some, but not all, of the texts and photographs exhibited on this site. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at to obtain reproductions of the materials and to inquire about copyright.

CERES: Exhibit Toolkit:

This project was created on a customized WordPress instance using the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit. These tools, as well as archival, hosting, and support systems, are provided by the Northeastern University Library Digital Scholarship group. The DSG specializes in the Digital Humanities and helps faculty, staff, and students in the Northeastern community showcase their projects to the public.